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March 13, 2008

Presenting in Style

As always with a presentation certain things will be included. Of course it will have a thesis or goal and data to back up the goal. With this kind of presentation I will incorporate as many diagrams, charts, graphs, etc. to help illustrate the message without rambling about the subject. My groups goal is to eradicate extreme poverty and hunger and we have choose to do this in a region somewhere in eastern Africa. Of course in the presentation there will be a map included probably along with some startling facts about poverty in these nationis. I discovered some do's and don't's that may be helpful in presenting.

1. Hold up your end with compelling material.
2. Keep it simple and clear.
3. Make the presentation understandable to the audience it is directed towards.
4. Supply facts and data to support any claims.
5. Have a clear conclusion that demonstrates a summary of main points.

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March 7, 2008

Buildings Among Us

The environment in which a person is raised and shaped has an enormous impact on who that person is today. There are obvious reasons for this. A person raised in a village in the middle of the Amazon rainforest is going to have a very different perspective on life than a person who was raised in the middle of downtown New York City. I think the way I have been raised contains a fairly balanced portion of surviving in the wild along with surviving in the city. I grew up hunting and fishing and exploring the countryside but now I have begun to explore the internal parts of the city.

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The amazing structure found within the adaptations of the Amazon culture.

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The beautiful skyline of a well adapted culture fueled by economics and business firms.

The time period in which a person is raised also has a large influence on who they have become. I think being raised in the present of today creates a person that is very technologically savvy and has little appreciation for the natural environment still found on the planet. A person raised one hundred years ago would have a much larger appreciation for the element of nature in their lives.

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This picture illustrates the type of house people lived in one hundred or more years ago. This can be compared with the image above of the city and how modern this worl has become.